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Is it normal to think breast feeding is uncomfortable?

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Dr. Jocelyn Chapman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Many new mothers find breast feeding uncomfortable.
Ensuring proper latch and fully emptying breasts every few hours will help with discomfort.

In brief: Yes

Many new mothers find breast feeding uncomfortable.
Ensuring proper latch and fully emptying breasts every few hours will help with discomfort.
Dr. Jocelyn Chapman
Dr. Jocelyn Chapman
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Sure

Our country sexualizes breasts and doesn't promote the benefit and beauty of nourishing your child.
I tell my new moms who are uncomfortable that any new task filled with responsibility can feel daunting. But most of my moms who relax and try often find it a great experience. Talk to your partner - if the man is very against it studies show you may not be successful. Also chat with your Pedi MD.

In brief: Sure

Our country sexualizes breasts and doesn't promote the benefit and beauty of nourishing your child.
I tell my new moms who are uncomfortable that any new task filled with responsibility can feel daunting. But most of my moms who relax and try often find it a great experience. Talk to your partner - if the man is very against it studies show you may not be successful. Also chat with your Pedi MD.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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Dr. Richard Roberts
tweak your nipple between thumb and forefinger starting a month prior to delivery to toughen them up, and avoid the sometimes significant soreness initially caused by a first-time nursing infant.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The first few weeks it can be uncomfortable especially at the first latch.
It does improve with time. If it is painful and not improving that suggests a poor latch and you would benefit from a lactation specialist consultation.

In brief: Yes

The first few weeks it can be uncomfortable especially at the first latch.
It does improve with time. If it is painful and not improving that suggests a poor latch and you would benefit from a lactation specialist consultation.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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